I remember life back then:
- Living like a real adult
- Making money (not asking for it)
- Facing new decisions & challenges
- Being judged non-stop on your IMAGE.
Yep – that last one is a big deal.
Your image is more important than you may have been taught earlier on.
And start strong while you’re young…
You have to be perceived as someone who can make an impact.
Don’t let clothing issues get in the way of your reputation (both in and out of the office).
Follow these 10 style tips for young men below.
Style Tip #1 – Have Self-Confidence
Before anything else… understand that a big chunk of style depends on a confident attitude.
When you’re in sync with your sense of purpose, it sends a strong signal that affects the “aura” you give off – and even the clothes you wear.
So how do you build that confidence? Start by learning from a good mentor. An older guy who exudes confidence the second he makes eye contact with anybody (without coming off as arrogant).
Style Tip #2 – Value Style & Image
Entering the real world – you’ve got to open your eyes to the inconvenient truth: books are always judged by their covers.
Appearances do matter. Especially when it comes to first impressions.
Isn’t a good personality still important? Absolutely. But some people won’t ever be exposed to it if they can’t see past your lackluster “cover.”
To nail first impressions, your style and image have to work within society’s system of what’s acceptable – what’s expected of young professionals.
You want to dress in a way that can easily grant you those precious seconds to sell a thought, make your case, and influence others.
That means you must stick to crisp, clean, and well-fitted clothing. That’s what encourages people to take you more seriously. Any young doctor, lawyer, consultant or salesman needs to understand this.
It also matters to dress appropriately for your age. If your wardrobe screams “student” or “teenager” – you’re going to be treated like you’re still a kid. You need dressier clothes that show your maturity so you’ll gain the respect and trust of everyone (older and younger).
A simple trick to add maturity to your outfit? Use a Vincero watch. It’s a great alternative to today’s luxury or name-brand watches – especially for young professionals.
Vincero watches are super affordable. It baffles a lot of people – who are quick to assume they’re 5 or 10 times the actual price! It’s not that surprising when you consider the specs (316L stainless steel, scratch-resistant crystal glass, Italian marble, and Italian leather for the strap).
Their quality is light years ahead of all those similarly priced, cookie-cutter watches. Vincero makes you stand out stylishly – to build connections with those who can help you get ahead in your career.
Style Tip #3 – Level-Up Your Footwear
Still wearing running shoes all the time (even when you’re NOT running)? Explore other options.
Why? It boils down to a traditional school of thought that’s still alive and well these days: you can judge a man by his shoes.
People see shoes as a way of measuring your net worth – or assuming your career and social status.
So I believe in spending good money on a pair of high-quality dress shoes. It’s a classic type of footwear that works for nearly all occasions.
A pair of quality leather shoes is one of the best investments – provided it’s durable and comfortable to wear for many years (with nothing more than some light cleaning and the occasional shine required).
It’s not just about looking sharp. These shoes represent attention to detail, and how carefully you present yourself (not giving people any reason to ridicule your young age or starting salary).
Style Tip #4 – Take Care Of Your Clothing
In general, being young means you’ve got less disposable income. Budgeting is a must.
But at the same time – there’s no excuse for not keeping your clothes in great shape.
With just a few bucks, be selective with buying things such as wooden hangers for your suits, shoe trees for your shoes, a reliable iron, and detergent.
And then there’s the free stuff – information. Be educated on ironing your shirt properly(so you don’t end up ruining the fabric or leaving marks).
You also want to learn how to wash and dry certain fabrics or materials, as well as treating stains on your clothes safely.
Those bits of information go a long way – sparing you from making costly mistakes in the future.
Style Tip #5 – Nail The Fit
At home, you might still enjoy wearing those baggy shorts or oversized shirts even though you have slimmed down…
But outside, remember that fit is king. It’s your top concern in the style pyramid (before you think of fabric and function/style) for any clothing item.
Rule of thumb: If it doesn’t fit (and can’t be slightly adjusted to fit) – do NOT buy it. It won’t work.